Court documents showed that Brian Laundry’s mother offered him “a shovel and garbage bags” if he needed to dispose of a body, according to a “burn after reading” letter.
The letter was given to the parents of Laundry’s fiancee, Gabby Pettito, after a Florida judge denied his parents’ request to withhold the letter.
petitos He sued the laundresses for emotional distress after the death of their daughter while they were traveling together.
The letter was revealed after arguments by lawyers about whether it was relevant to the lawsuit, which is scheduled to be heard in May next year.
Gabe The body was found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming in September 2021 Her death was ruled a homicide by manual strangulation.
laundry He took his life the following monthbut the FBI said it did written in a notebook that he was responsible for her death.
A “burn after reading” message was found in his backpack.
An attorney for the Petito family shared a copy of the letter written by Roberta Londry with NBC News
“If I need to get rid of a dead body, I’ll go with a shovel and garbage bags.”
She said, “I just want you to remember, I will always love you, and I know you will always love me.
“You are my son, you are my son.
“Nothing can make me stop loving you, nothing will or can separate us no matter what we do, where we go or what we say – we will always love each other.
“If I were in prison, I would bake a cake with a file on it.
“If I need to dispose of a dead body, I’ll come with a shovel and garbage bags.
“If you travel to the moon, I will watch the sky for your entry again.
The letter continued, “If you say you hate my guts, I’ll get you a new gut.”
“Nothing can separate us…not even sin.”
She included a Bible verse from the book of Romans and ended the letter with, “(Nothing can separate us: neither hate, nor hunger, nor homelessness, nor threats, not even sin, the unimaginable or the inconceivable can come between us Picture it.) ~ Not the time. Not the miles, miles, miles.”
In an affidavit, Ms. Laundry said she wrote the letter to her son at a time when their relationship was “strained,” and gave it to him before he and Gabi left to travel.
“I was trying to reach out to Brian and fix our relationship because he was planning to move out – and I was hoping this letter would remind him how much I love him,” she wrote.
“While I used words that seemed to have connection with Brian’s actions and his taking of Gabe’s life, I never would have understood the events that unfolded months later between Brian and Gabe the words would reflect in my letter.”
The message “has nothing to do with Gabe”
In a statement via her family’s lawyer, Ms Laundry added: “The letter to Brian was written before Gabby and Brian left my house for their trip.
“I really loved my son, and I simply wanted to convey to him how much he meant to me and how much I loved him. I’m sure people use phrases all the time to express to their loved ones the depths of their love.
“Although I chose words that I thought would be impactful with Brian given our relationship, the letter was in no way connected to Gabby.”